Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili is a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team. A social enterprise that provides software and services to numerous sectors and civil society to help improve the bottom up flow of information.
Ushshidi believes that if marginalized people are able to easily communicate to those who aim to serve them…
…then those organizations and governments can more effectively respond to their communities’ immediate needs…
…while simultaneously bringing global attention to their problems through the aggregation of their voices.
What does Ushahidi Do?
- Ushahidi is a tool for collecting, managing, and visualizing data.
- Data can be collected from anyone, anytime, anywhere by SMS, email, web, Twitter, and RSS.
- Posts can be managed and triaged with filters and workflows.
- Data can be viewed in many ways: on a map, in a list, or as a visualization.
Who is Ushahidi For?
Anyone can use Ushahidi, but traditionally it has been a tool used by Crisis Responders, Human Rights Reporters, and Citizens & Governments (such as election monitoring or corruption reporters). The platform serves environmental mappers, asset monitoring, citizen journalism, international development, and many others.